[First Impressions] Hashihime of the Old Book Town

古書店街の橋姫 | Hashihime of Old Book Town

Company: ADELTA | MangaGamer

Platform: PC, PS Vita

Category: Boys Love, Mystery, Historical

Release Date: August 13, 2016

English Release Date: September 26, 2019

Official English Site: http://mangagamer.org/hashihime/

Summary: (from MangaGamer site)

Jinbochou, Tokyo

 

June 1922, Taisho Era

 

The Rainy Season

 

Tamamori came to Tokyo with his sights set on getting accepted to the Imperial University. However, he doesn’t pass the entrance exam, and is so undisciplined and wrapped up in endless fantasies that he’s kicked out of his boarding house after only two years. Through a stroke of luck, Tamamori begins to live and work at Umebachidou, a used book store. There, he enjoys whiling away his time as a “student preparing for entrance exams” and taking advantage of friends who are also from his hometown. But one right after the other, mysterious deaths befall those friends and, realizing he’s been repeating the same rainy three days over and over again, Tamamori finds himself racing throughout Jinbochou to save them.

In this pop-occult mystery that surrounds the deaths of his friends… What is real, and what is a hallucination?

Just a heads up before we continue. I’ve already played and finished a route in Japanese before. You can say that I’m already spoiled but it’s been almost two years already since the last time I played so my memory’s fuzzy so what I have is only the general idea of things.

I’m so so glad that this has been translated! I loved Hashihime but the characters used in the Japanese version where old given the time period, not to mention the literary titles and authors that popped out every now and then that makes my head 😵. I feel like I missed a lot of details and I couldn’t shake off that FOMO feels so I stopped playing this before. But now it’s finally here! Yasss!!

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[Game] Oninaki Demo

鬼ノ哭ク邦 | Oninaki

Publisher: Square Enix

Developer: Tokyo RPG Factory

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC (Steam)

Category: Action, Adventure, RPG

Release Date: August 22, 2019

Official Sites: JP, EN

Summary from Official Website:

Reincarnation is the foundation of our way of life. We celebrate the lives we’ve been given, and offer up prayers for the next.

 

It is grief of death which shackles the living, and causes the dead to stray. Indeed, there is no greater affront to reincarnation.

 

So do we turn our grief to joy as we send off the dead.

 

But the souls of those who held back their tears in life still need salvation in death. A duty that falls to the Watchers.

 

Their task is to guide the wandering souls known as the Lost, and serve as keepers of the Living World and the Beyond.

 

The Watchers sever the bonds that tie the Lost to this world, and send them on to the next. They navigate the emotions of the living and the dead. They prize life above all else.

 

This is the story of one Watcher.

So I was wandering around the Nintendo Eshop when I came across the demo for Oninaki. I think the two games that I kept on hearing about lately were either Astral Chain or Oninaki. Between the two, I’m more interested in the former than the latter. Anyways, even if I’m interested with Astral Chain, it didn’t have a demo available so I tried Oninaki instead.

Just so we’re clear, this post will be about the demo version of Oninaki for Nintendo Switch.


May contain spoilers so proceed with caution!


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Machi de Uwasa no Hakushaku-sama ( 街で噂の伯爵様)

Title: Machi de Uwasa no Hakushaku-sama
Released Date: June 1, 2010
Platform: PC
Number of stills: 19
Number of endings: 16
Official Site: http://erfolg.main.jp/muh/index.html
Synopsis: After saving her when she got lost in the forest, Siena showed her gratitude to her savior by working diligently as the maidservant. With her new life, Siena will discover different things about her three housemates…even their darkest secrets.

Translation of the official summary:

A family that was affected by a wave of recession
Dispersed by such an event that they are chased out from their separate homes
Siena, who got lost in the forest, whose heart and body are both at its limit
She was helped where she was found unconcious and wanted to return the favour..

“You, who trespassed my territory is mine.”

Provided with food and shelter, she now becomes a maidservant but..

The owner of this mansion Waltred
The servant Dalim
The person that came out of a box Jurij

A black fantasy, living together with the residents of the mansion who has various sides of themselves..

I have finally managed to finish this game. にひひ Initially lured by the art, I came to love the story as well. Not bad for a free game. ≧(´▽`)≦